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5 March 1864: “They pretended to think he was a spy.”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 5 March 1864. Samuel Agnew discusses the growing lawlessness, news of the war, supplies, a casualty, and an appraisement correction. Samuel Agnew was a Presbyterian minister in northern Mississippi born in 1833 whose journals detail the … Continue reading

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12 December 1863: “Negro property is looked on as almost valueless in the situation. Negro men are being sold in market for 100 gallons of brandy.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 December 1863, from the diary of David Schenck. More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a doctor and apothecary of Lincolnton, N.C., attended Judge Fearson’s Law School in Rockford, N.C., and received his … Continue reading

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